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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 1, 2010 5:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

LOL, I finally listened to a Furthur show (someone gave me a disc of 6/30), and I have to admit I was pretty blown away, particularly by the 2nd set.

OK, yeah, right, Kadlecik (sp?) isn't Jerry. Duh. And yeah, Bob needs to rein in his inner lounge singer. (Plus maybe take singing lessons from Phil. Never thought I'd say that! But repeat after me, Bob: "Natural is good. Natural is good.") Still ... really impressive on a lot of levels: sound-wise, conceptually, emotionally. As long as you don't expect Jerry to rise from the Ganges/SF Bay and start getting them all to sound exactly, precisely like they did 30 or 40 years ago.

So yeah, whoever those guys are, they're good :-)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 1, 2010 7:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

Yes, Bob is (was ?) a nice singer when he would sing it "natural" . Somewhere along the line, he adding these "I wanna be Howling Wolf", mixed with Dylan's Rolling Thunder accents (at their worse ). Was it their tour with Dylan ? Dylan tuned the Beatles on to pot, and Bobby on to wayward singing ?
It is horrifyingly funny that , that early in the game, Garcia was calling it "Looks Like Pain", It had yet to evolve into the "Bad Elvis impersonator" versions we get in the 80's !
Great show , by the way !



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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 1, 2010 8:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

No, not Elvis. First listen to this LLR. Don’t worry, it’s a nicely played version and, consequently, relatively painless … except for Bob’s, um, enthusiasm:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-10.aud.keshavan.bertha.77325.sbeok.flac16

Now check this out. All the way through, please:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24sB2hxrU3g

Hey, I love ‘em both. In their own unique ways.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 1, 2010 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

Yes it is a nice version ( Jerry is great here ! ). I kind of like the spoken part at the end, in the tradition of many country songs ,etc. The rave up at the end is usually where I get a little annoyed ; instead of having just lost the love of his life, he sounds like someone handed him a million bucks ! Now on a pure entertainment level, this can be good, plenty of great performers get carried away ( listen to the end of Ottis Redding's performance of "I've Been Loving You Too Long", from Monterey !, but I think it is too often silly with Bob .
It's a shame that Al Jolsen is most remembered for this "black face" performance from "The Jazz Singer" ( incidentally, isn't Weir's trying to ape Howling Wolf, and using "wimens" instead of women" , sort of "black face" ? alota people want to be "black"). Jerry Lee Lewis, once listed "4 great stylists" : Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, himself ( of course !), and Al Jolsen . At first I was perplexed , "Al Jolsen... Huh ?", but the more I listen, to Jolsen I think it is his "attitude" , and panache as a performer , is what he saw in him . Jolsen came from that pre microphone style of singing , thus his declamatory , reach them in the back of the house, style comes from . His fireball, "can't keep me down" approach probably had its influence on Rock . He is is a great singer whom deserves more appreciation .

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Poster: Cuse15420 Date: Dec 2, 2010 7:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

Seems to me that maybe Garcia was saying "Looks Like Pain" due to the painful feedback screech seconds before...maybe its just me, maybe I shouldn't try to get inside Garcia's head...

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Dec 2, 2010 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

I have been doing a lot of "Bobby Bashing" lately, but I am reminded , with all the billions of hours I listen to the GD, he is the second most listened to singer I have listened to in my life !

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 1, 2010 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

That is exactly right.

Who knew we would be reviving the old cry, "Let Phil sing!" I love it now when Phil sings.

This is really worth listening to ... repeatedly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXjY6ZPFT8s

thus I have to take back my recent claim that I wouldn't normally stream Furthur in preference to the Grateful Dead. I have listened to this obsessively!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 1, 2010 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

Thanks. Haven't heard that yet, but I'm curious. I'll click on it and begin the looooong sloooooooow Third World buffering process and let you know what I think later ...

Btw, have you heard Colors of the Rain? As usual, I didn't look at the set list before listening to the show; generally I like to hear something blind the first time. (OK, obviously I'll look at a setlist if I download/favorite etc., but then it's usually a while before I actually sit down and listen.) So when that started, I was caught by surprise. It emerged out of a jam and was really mesmerizing, and kinda sounded like a Phil composition, but I didn't recognize it!

Of course I thought I was just being ignorant (quite possible) and it was probably some 90s song I wasn't familiar with. Later on, I looked it up, and it turns out to be a new PL/Hunter tune. Gotta admit I've also listened to that one repeatedly, too ...




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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 1, 2010 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

haven't heard Colors of the Rain but will give it a listen, thanks.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Dec 1, 2010 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

Boy, that's a really nice song. I'll be playing it again, too :-)

You may have seen this, but here's something I found when I googled it. Brian Lesh writes about how it came about:

http://www.furthur.net/the-news/187-themountainsong

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Dec 1, 2010 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

It's a good song. Thanks.

Did you notice the video on the right bar? An original version of same from the Perro sessions with Jerry, David Crosby, Slick, & Kantner. Serendipity.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Dec 1, 2010 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Synergy! Two Threads Meet in One Fine TDIH!

yeah, I listened to that too, and so did my husband who announced to my surprise that the Furthur version was better. He said the song is better for old guys with craggy voices.

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